Don’t miss my Grandmother Iris Alfillé’s gorgeous wedding gown now on display in our gallery as part of Eve’s current design series, “Jazz Age“.
This dress has captured the attention of many gallery visitors, and more than a few have asked to buy it! Of course, that is not an option, it is a family heirloom. Although, at one time it was on exhibit in the Evanston History Center.
This picture does not do it justice, it is magnificent! The slip, also on display, has incredible hand embroidery in silk on the front and the back. Her wedding gown has great Art Deco lines and fantastic bugle bead details at the hem, arms, neckline and up the center of the dress from the hem.
When you come to visit, look closely at the photo in the display and you will see that the hemline for her wedding was straight across mid calf length. Then look back at the dress and you will notice it was altered after her wedding into a more playful, flapper style. The center of the skirt split (not pictured, but on display) has a split hem with a curved line, making it more wearable for dances and parties.
Photo at left: A photo of my grandparents and friends visiting the Pyramids in Egypt after the wedding. Iris is on the far right, (click photo to view larger) check out the wonderful drop-waist coats and the stylish hats the ladies are wearing, a perfect match to their short wavy bob hairstyles.
Don’t miss this opportunity to view this fantastic mid twenties outfit and more now on display at Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio. They will be coming down for our 25th Anniversary Celebration in October. Save the date for our 25th Anniversary Celebration party co-hosted by Chicago Magazine, Saturday, October 20, 2012 from noon to 6 pm. First 300 get a gift bag!
Here she is on the Beach in Cannes in 1927. She has her stylish bob hair do too!
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